2014 Meeting - Boston

The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of the latest and most innovative research in the application of ontologies and more generally the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences. Bio-Ontologies has existed as a SIG at ISMB for 17 years, making it one of the longest running.


The 2014 meeting will be a two day meeting (July 11 and July 12) co-located with ISMB 2014 in Boston, with July 12th being the “Phenotype Day” (http://phenoday2014.bio-lark.org/) which will be a joint session with the Bio-Link SIG focused on the systematic description of phenotypic variation. Phenotype Day will bring together researchers across many disciplines to discuss phenotype-related issues and resources, and to share their experience with defining, representing, processing and using phenotype data.


Programme


Updates

F1000 is sponsoring 3 prizes for the selected outstanding posters/presentations at this year’s Bio-Ontologies SIG. Each of the 3 winners will receive a certificate, a free article submission to F1000Research (http://f1000research.com/) worth $1000, and also a free personal subscription to F1000Prime (http://f1000.com/prime) for a year.



The JBMS supplement from the 2013 meeting is now published.


Key Dates

  • April 11th, 2014 Submissions Due

  • May 9th, 2014 Notifications

  • May 16th, 2014 Final Version Due

  • June 6th, 2014 Early bird registration deadline (register at: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2014-registration).

Call for Participation

** Submissions Due: April 11th, 2014 (Fri) **


The 2014 meeting will be a two day SIG, with July 12th being the “Phenotype Day” (http://phenoday2014.bio-lark.org/) which will be a joint session with the Bio-Link SIG focused on the systematic description of phenotypic variation. Phenotype Day will bring together researchers across many disciplines to discuss phenotype-related issues and resources, and to share their experience with defining, representing, processing and using phenotype data. We strongly encourage relevant submission directly to the special Phenotype Day event.


The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of the latest research in the application of ontologies and in the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in the life sciences. In its 17th year, Bio-Ontologies is one of the longest running SIG at ISMB. Papers are invited in areas, such as the applications of bio-ontologies, newly developed bio-ontologies, and the use of ontologies in data sharing standards. Example topics include (but not limited to):


Applications of ontologies in bioinformatics

  • Hypothesis Testing Platforms

  • Use of Ontologies in Data Standards

  • "Flash updates" on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies

  • Bio-Curation Platforms

  • Automated Annotation Pipelines

  • Efforts using ontologies for Bio-NLP or Information Retrieval

  • Semantic Web Enabled Applications

  • Role of Bio-Ontologies in Health 2.0

Advances in development of biomedical ontologies

  • Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms

  • Automated Ontology Learning

  • Mapping between Ontologies

  • Research in Ontology Evaluation

  • Using games for Ontology review and evaluation


We invite three types of submissions.


- Short papers, up to 4 pages.

- Poster abstracts, up to 1 page.

- Flash updates, up to 1 page


Following review, successful papers will be presented at the Bio-Ontologies SIG. Poster abstracts will be provided poster space and time will be allocated for a flash update on the poster. Flash updates are for short talks (5 min) giving the salient new developments on existing public ontologies. Unsuccessful papers will automatically be considered for poster presentation.

Registration

Register for the Bio-Ontologies SIG at the ISMB 2014 website at: https://www.iscbconferences.org/CONFERENCES/ISMB-2014/


Registration fees are per day. To attend Bio-Ontologies and PhenoDay both, register for two days.


DAILY SIG FEES FOR DELEGATES ALSO REGISTERING FOR ISMB 2014

SIG FEES - All prices in US Dollars

ON or BEFORE June 6, 2014

AFTER June 6, 2014

Student

$95.00

$145.00

Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc

$110.00

$160.00

Corporate

$125.00

$175.00

DAILY SIG FEES FOR DELEGATES NOT REGISTERING FOR ISMB 2014

SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars

ON or BEFORE June 6, 2014

AFTER June 6, 2014

Student

$145.00

$195.00

Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc

$160.00

$210.00

Corporate

$175.00

$225.00

Organizers

  • Nigam Shah - Stanford University, United States

  • Michel Dumontier - Stanford University, United States

  • Larisa Soldatova - Brunel University, United Kingdom

  • Philippe Rocca-Serra - University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Phenotype day: Nigel Collier, Tudor Groza, Anika Oellrich

Submissions

Bio-Ontologies submissions are now closed, Phenotype day and BioLink are still open till April 18th.


Please submit via easychair (make sure to use the right template from below). Yes, the templates are from 2012!

Click on the down pointing arrows at the right, to avoid loading a Google docs preview of the template.


We are inviting three types of submissions.

- Short papers, up to 4 pages ... use the template bio-ontologies-paper-2012.dot

- Poster abstracts, up to 1 page ... use the template bio-ontologies-poster-or-flash-update-2012.dot

- Flash updates, up to 1 page ... use the template bio-ontologies-poster-or-flash-update-2012.dot